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Health Equity Award 2015, Call For Nominations

By Dain Weister

January 26, 2015

We are pleased to announce a call for nominations for the 2015, Alfred L. Bookhardt, MD Award for Health Equity.

This award for Orange County physicians honors Dr. Alfred L. Bookhardt (1928-2014)  who began his medical practice in Orlando during the  Civil Rights movement. He treated African American patients who were refused care by white physicians.  He also co-founded the Central Florida Medical Society  and Guardian Care, the first long term care facility in Orlando for African Americans.

This annual Award for Health Equity was created by the  Florida Department of Health in Orange County as a way  of recognizing an Orange County physician for their dedication and commitment to increasing access to healthcare ...with a goal of achieving health equity in Central Florida.

The information on eligibility criteria and to nominate an Orange County physician please go to the following links: